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How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes
(with 119 people you may or may not know)

Conceived and led by Michael Rohd.
Created by Sojourn Theatre and collaborators.
Presenting Sponsor: United Way of Greater Cleveland.

January 24 – 28 • 7:30 pm | Cleveland Public Theatre | Pre-show begins at 7:00 pm


How do we tackle poverty in America? In our community?

Over the course of 90 minutes, audiences listen, explore and ultimately decide how to spend $1,000 cash from that evening’s box office sales. An experiment in dialogue, collective decision-making, shared responsibility and the potential for art to transform our world, How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (with 119 people you may or may not know) is spectacularly eclectic in form, often delightful and occasionally uncomfortable. The production engages audiences alongside community experts, blending adventurous theatricality with real time, task-based connective encounters amidst strangers.

Pictured: Alejandro Tey in the Regional Premiere of Sojourn’s HOW TO END POVERTY at Portland Playhouse.
Photo by Brud Giles.



Sojourn Theatre Ensemble Artists Bobby Bermea,* Jono Eiland, Soneela Nankani,* Sara Sawicki, Alejandro Tey, Nik Zaleski and Cleveland Artists Wes Allen, Ananias J. Dixon, Tim Keo, Cathleen O’Malley

*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Cameo Appearances:

Wednesday: Hon. Matt Dolan, Eric Gordon, Kristie Groves, Randy McShepard
Thursday: Hon. Bruce Akers, Bernie Moreno, Jeffery Patterson
Friday: Hon. Matt Zone, August Napoli
Saturday: Hon. Nickie Antonio, Rachel Dissell, Hon. Frank LaRose, Natalie Leek-Nelson
Sunday: Natoya Walker Minor, Tracey Winbush, Diane Howard, Chris Quinn

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